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Chris Kyle Widow Demands Bo French Stop Using Him In Campaign

Feb 25, 2016
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Lawyers representing Taya Kyle, the widow of famous Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, sent a cease-and-desist letter Wednesday to Texas House candidate Bo French demanding that he stop using her late husband’s name and likeness in campaign materials.


Five stories that have North Texas talking: Taya Kyle honors her late husband Chris; a last-second loss for SMU in the NCAA tournament; it’s time for music to shine at SXSW; and more.

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The town of Stephenville is buzzing about Tuesday night's quick conviction of Eddie Ray Routh in the deaths of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and a friend at a shooting range.

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STEPHENVILLE-- Prosecutors have rested their case in the Texas trial of a former Marine accused of killing "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and another man.

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STEPHENVILLE, Texas -- After several days of evidence focused on the mental health of the former Marine accused in the fatal shootings of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and his friend, the trial of Eddie Ray Routh is set to resume Monday in Texas.

Trial Comes For Eddie Ray Routh, Marine Accused Of Killing ‘American Sniper’

Feb 11, 2015
Lauren Silverman / KERA News

Eddie Ray Routh had been talking crazy for a while. So when he showed up on his sister's doorstep one afternoon two Februarys ago and claimed to have shot two men, she didn't know what to think.

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Jury selection is underway for the trial of the man accused of killing the former Navy SEAL depicted in the movie "American Sniper."

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Another 400 potential jurors have been summoned Friday to the courthouse in Stephenville in Erath County for the murder trial of Eddie Ray Routh. 

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Update, 6:20 p.m.: About 40 people have been excused, exempt or disqualified from the jury pool in The State of Texas v. Eddie Ray Routh.

The 27-year-old Lancaster native is accused of killing two Midlothian men,  Chad Littlefield, and author Chris Kyle, who's book was made into a movie, now in theaters, called American Sniper

Both men were found dead at a shooting range in Erath County, where Routh has been jailed for the last two years. 

When the courts opened Thursday morning, Judge Jason Cashon told the potential jurors: "It's ok ​if you've seen the movie; We're aware that there's a movie out there called American Sniper."

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: The national spotlight will be on Stephenville for the murder trial of retired Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle, RadioShack inches closer to a bankruptcy deal, health insurance enrollment has been strong in Texas, and more.

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Jury selection starts Thursday morning in the murder trial of the man accused of killing Chris Kyle -- the veteran Navy SEAL who’s the subject of the hit movie American Sniper.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: The Prada Marfa has been vandalized; a man is accused of stealing from the widow of slain Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle; attention young accordion players; and more.

Lauren Silverman / KERA News

Cowboys Stadium in Arlington filled with thousands of people Monday to honor former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, who was gunned down with a friend at a Glen Rose gun range. Kyle was known as the most prolific sniper in the U.S. military. As friends, family, teammates and war veterans walked into the stadium, the big screen – which stretches 60 yards – flashed photos of Kyle and his family. 

Memorial For Navy SEAL Chris Kyle at Cowboys Stadium

Feb 8, 2013
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Family and friends gathered Friday afternoon at First Baptist Church in Midlothian to remember Chad Littleton. He and former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle were killed last Saturday at a gun range in Erath County. Kyle, who earned the reputation as “America’s most lethal sniper” will be remembered at Cowboys stadium Monday. 

Chris Kyle To Be Buried In State Cemetery

Feb 7, 2013
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The state of Texas is giving former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle a special honor: he will be buried in in the elite State Cemetery in Austin next week. On Monday, Kyle will be remembered in a public ceremony at Cowboy’s Stadium at 1:00p.m. Among the thousands expected is State Captain for the Patriot Guard Riders of Texas Mike Lambert.

"This man is a true American hero," Lambert says. "We’re not giving anything to Chris, we’re paying back what we owe to that man."